Burbank Group Orders an AW109 Power Helicopter

Released on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
AW109 Power
FADEC - Full Authority Digital Electronic Control
GPS - Global Positioning System
IFR - Instrument Flight Rules
VIP - Very Important Person
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Burbank Group of Australia has placed an order for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform corporate transport missions. The contract also includes an option for one GrandNew light twin helicopter.

Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business unit, AgustaWestland said "It gives us great pleasure to add Burbank Group to the long list of operators who have chosen products from our range of light twins for corporate transport duties in Australia. Burbank Group will benefit from the unequalled levels of performance, comfort, safety and low operating costs the AW109 Power delivers." AgustaWestland boasts a growing presence in the Australian commercial helicopter market with almost 40 aircraft of various types, such as the AW119Ke, the AW109 Power, the Grand/GrandNew family and the AW139, sold for missions such as corporate transport, VIP transport, emergency medical service and off-shore transport.

The AW109 Power is the world's fastest modern light twin-engine helicopter. With FADEC controlled twin turbine engines and redundancy in all critical systems, it can perform Category A Class 1 operations and has single or dual pilot IFR capability. Advanced integrated avionics, including a 3-axis autopilot coupled to the GPS, provide enhanced situational awareness and flight information whilst minimising pilot work load. The AW109 Power offers unmatched performance in speed, hover and rate of climb in single and twin engine flight. The aerodynamic shape and a state-of-the-art rotor system enable comfortable flying with a low external and internal noise signature. The spacious cabin allows easy configuration for multiple roles including corporate transport, VIP transport, emergency medical services, law enforcement, offshore transport and government tasks. Around 470 helicopters have been ordered from customers in nearly 50 countries. Based in Melbourne, Australia, Burbank Group is an award winning construction company and has a proven track record in building, land development, financial lending and marketing. Other subsidiary companies cover the spectrum of the building industry including storage, electrical, plumbing and maintenance.

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